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A Handy Guide to Deleting Digital Accounts

If you’ve ever tried deleting a bunch of your Web accounts, I probably don’t have to tell you that it’s a huge pain.Some attempts require searching …

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21 Powerful Quotes That Capture The Magic Of Music

"Music is a world within itself, it's a language we all understand." These gorgeous images of legendary musicians and their words of wisdom will heal your soul today.

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Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

23 Things Your Kids Will Never Understand

Technology is moving fast. Like, really fast.<p>Seriously, your kids are going to have no clue about so many things we were using only 10 or 15 years ago. Here's some of the tech they'll never use, and experiences they'll never understand:<p>1. The floppy disk.<p>Forget the fact that the average floppy disk …

Jazz band leader files $100m lawsuit against rap stars over 'illegal sampling'

The leader of a New Orleans jazz band has filed a $100m (£64m) lawsuit against some of rap's biggest names, accusing T-Pain, Rick Ross and DJ Khaled of illegally sampling their music. Paul Batiste alleges that the rappers and their labels "wrongfully copied nearly every song" in the Batiste …

Yes, Gmail users have an expectation of privacy

Sending email to Gmail users means you expect Google's servers will process it<p>Consumer groups are up in arms today over a motion Google made in June to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging that Gmail violates federal and state wiretapping laws by scanning emails at the server level. Google's …

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

Jerry Garcia: 1942-1995

He was the unlikeliest of pop stars and the most reticent of cultural icons.<p>Onstage he wore plain clothes – usually a sacklike T-shirt and loose …

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21 Problems Only Music Lovers Will Understand

Being obsessed with music is a full-time occupation.

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Just A Cat, Dressed As A Shark, Riding A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

You'll be glad you watched this.<p>Delightful. Watch the clip in full.

Google’s Internet-beaming balloons get first volunteer testers

Central Valley residents will have a chance to get one of these balloon-shaped antennas attached to their home.<p>Google's ambitious Project Loon, by which broadband could be delivered to remote areas by means of balloon-mounted transceivers, is entering a testing phase — and the company is getting …